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Things I Found On Twitter Today

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 19, 2010

From MRWtweets:


And again from MRWtweets:

@MNForward a bipartisan, multi-candidate group, or Emmer front? 1st ad pro-Emmer; first Tweeter followed is @mbrodkorb

And from David Dayen at Fire Dog Lake:

Dodd Plays Pundit, Tries to Knife Elizabeth Warren Nomination (from @ddayen)

Posted in 2010, Chris Dodd, economy, President Obama, racism, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, Republicans as cancer, rightwing moral cripples | 1 Comment »

Dodd = Magnificent

Posted by Charles II on February 11, 2008

Chris Dodd, facing an almost certain cloture vote preparatory to granting AT&T and other telecommunications companies retroactive immunity for crimes committed against the people and the Constitution, nevertheless spoke eloquently and at length on behalf of the primacy of the rule of law.

In the long march back toward royal rule, the Senate is expected to vote tomorrow in favor of lawlessness in the form of retroactive immunity for warrantless searches/seizures.

Glenn Greenwald got a well-deserved mention by Connecticut’s actually-grown-up Senator. He mentions that Dodd is not carrying out the filibuster he promised, which is true. But he didn’t have the votes for it, and I guess the Democratic Senators didn’t want to be on record as supporting limitless espionage against Americans in an election year.

Posted in Chris Dodd, civil rights, NSA eavesdropping | 4 Comments »

Reid Hears The Base’s Roar, Pulls FISA/Telco Immunity Bill

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 18, 2007


Check it out.  Reid’ll probably bring it back after the recess, but we will (with Chris Dodd leading the way) just shout it down again. (Really, we don’t need the current “temporary” bill anyway — let it lapse.)

The base has been pissed at the leadership for months.  This is an example of what the base can do for the leadership when they stand up against Bush. 

Here are the number of calls and e-mails that went to Congress just via Dodd’s site; lots more went out via DFA and DailyKos and FDL and Eschaton and Salon, to name just the ones off the top of my head. 

11,300+ people emailed the Senators (16,000 people visited the page, a 75% follow through rate)…

506,000+ emails were sent to the Senate…

5,700+ comments were submitted through the website (350+ were posted on Twitter) in 7 hours…

135+ people joined the Facebook group since 11am…

340 people reported the phone calls they made to the Senate…

Quite simply, between Chris Dodd‘s leadership and your activism, we were able to stop retroactive immunity today. The fight will continue next month, but with support like this I am confident that we can resume this fight and move towards victory.

Posted in Chris Dodd, civil rights, Congress, Constitution, Constitutional crisis, Democrats with spines, fearmongering, First Amendment | Comments Off on Reid Hears The Base’s Roar, Pulls FISA/Telco Immunity Bill

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 13, 2007

Chris Dodd — the Good Senator from Connecticut — opens his presidential campaign with a bang:

Today, I plan on re-introducing the Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007. The bill will restore Habeas Corpus protections to detainees, bar information acquired through torture from being introduced as evidence in trials, and limit presidential authority to interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva Conventions.

Please take a moment to watch the video and read the text of the Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007, sign on as a citizen co-sponsor, and forward the bill to your personal networks. While you and I are acutely aware of the damage President Bush has done to our country’s national reputation, too many of our family, friends and neighbors have no idea how far this Administration has gone.

You heard the man.  Go co-sponsor it. 

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